Monday, June 15, 2009

The loot from the show

How can you not come home with some fabric after going to a show? These reproduction fabrics came from Somerset Patchwork and Quilting, they had a great range and most of these were discounted, even better! DH picked out half of these, he did well. Every year I go for a type of fabric that I need more of, it makes the shopping easier to have a plan.
There were two ladies I kept bumping into checking out the repros, honestly it was so funny, they thought they could save time and money by knocking me over and taking off with my bag when I left but I had a bodyguard! From Material Obsession, I found this funky backing fabric and bought the kit to make this clock for my sewing room of course. I'm going to have fun with this!
Two great patterns from The Quilted Crow, another wonderful shop that has a great blog where you can see these quilts.
I couldn't resist yet another pincushion kit that's filled with Silica sand. From Hatched and Patched.
Check out this great screen printed linen from Auntie Cookie! I think this will be great as Journal covers, sewing accessories and other small things. What was that? oh the pamphlet, well that just happens to be the purchase DH surprised me with. Please don't hate me, lol.
Apparently he had been planning this surprise. He's good at keeping a secret. I was in shock and tried to talk him out of it but now I have graciously accepted this early birthday present. Delivery next Sunday, now where can I put it? Oh he has a plan for accommodating this too. Eeeeek! I can't believe it, excuse my excitement at a dream come true.

I couldn't resist a bit of fun with the three ladies hanging on every word as DH started talking turkey to the rep, Oh I say to DH, what are you going to be sewing on that and why do you want that machine? Ok, I have this wicked streak, so funny, I think their mouths dropped as they inched closer to hear more.
Now race over to Kaaren's at The Painted Quilt to enter her 4th July giveaway, She makes the most amazing things. I know I'm lessening my chances here but that's ok. Click on the button or the link to leave a comment.

37 comments:

Lizzie said...

What a lovely day you had Janet, and what a lovely man your DH sounds. You have some good loot there, I can't wait for July 23rd, when the show is in Melb.
Big Hugs, lizzie

Andi said...

Now there's a man to hang on to.
Have a wonderful time with your new baby.
Andi :-)

Kathie said...

oh my gosh he did a wonderful job shopping for you!
Wow love your fabric choices and oh no....love those patterns too :) Oh my its that flower pattern!
adorable pin cushion.
AAAAHHHHH your getting the new sewing machine I want!!!! Lucky you!
can't wait to hear how much you love it, the extra space and the BSR ( the fixed quilting stitch I NEED!)

congrats
I am thrilled for you.
Kathie

Fiesta said...

Janet what an excellent day you had! I too just got a Bernina embroidery machine in January and I love it. Of course it was not the one you got but we all know that nothing sews like a Bernina.
You are going to have such fun!
Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

Wow what great loot! What a guy...a new machine!!! How fantastic. Mr. Quiltsalott is a real sweetie. Perhaps he needs a new hobby. You could teach him and then have his/hers sewing machines. :o)

Robyn said...

Janet... Hooley dooley what an awesome birthday present!! Aren't they a magnificent machine?? Of course you know you don't have to 'do' anything...you just tell it to go and it does it all...*snicker*
Wooohoo...have a ball with it!!
Ah yes, I see you and I frequented a few of the same places.
Isn't that clock fabulous!!
have fun with all your good loot!!
Wooohooo!!

Kaaren said...

Oh, Janet. Lucky, lucky you! A Bernina 820! I'm so thrilled for you! Did you just hear me pick myself up from the floor due to swooning? My Dh recently purchased a 440 for me and I'm in seventh heaven. I can just imagine how you're feeling. I certain that you will be able to put this machine through it's paces and appreciate it's capabilities. So now if we don't hear from you for a couple of days we can assume that your playing with your new toy. (wink)

I just love all the goodies you purchased at the show. We are leaving on Thursday to attend the Vermont Quilt Festival and I just can't wait.

pamina said...

Great shopping and lucky you ! What a wonderful gift !

amy said...

HOW WONDERFUL! I thought you were already having great fun with your purchases until I got to the real kicker! Congratulations!! What a sweetie you have. I'm sure that this purchase isn't the first or last wonderful thing he's done...but isn't it nice?! :-) Yea!

Crispy said...

Woo Hoo you hit the jackpot girl!! What a great bunch of loot you picked up too, but the new machine will have everyone green with envy LOL.

Crispy

PS - Be sure to post pictures when the machine arrives :0)

Darlene said...

First I must comment on your purchases - wonderful, wonderful.

Now,I must say that it does my heart so good to know that your DH is a true, true keeper! What a delightful surprise - you must give him a hug for me - he truly understands your quilting and such!!!!!

Jackie said...

Wow did you ever score!! What a terrific hubby! You are going to have loads of fun sewing with your new machine and creating wonderful projects. You will have lots to make with your new fabric and patterns

Lori said...

I think that hubby of yours is a keeper, for sure! How sweet!
Love the beautiful fabrics and the clock pattern is so unusual. I can't wait to see it all done up.

Rhondi said...

Hi Janet
I like what you bought at the show especially the fabric from Material Obsession and the cute black and white print.
Hope you have a good week.
((hugs)) Rhondi

scrapworking said...

What a great time you must have had! Congratulations on the early birthday gift - what a sweet hubby. Can't wait to hear more on his plans as they unfold. You are so blessed! Have a great week!

Lurline said...

Wow, when God made that man he must have thrown the mould away - treasure him!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Doodlebug Gail said...

OMG - your DH is definitely a keeper! Congratulations on your new baby.

Love the fabrics you bought and the patterns as well, thanks for putting the blog address with them.

Gwendie said...

You really have a fantastic DH!!! He picks out nice fabrics, too. It looks like you had a really fun time shopping. It's always so much nicer when DH's appreciate what we love to do. Beautiful fabrics and great purchases!

Karen said...

What a pile of loot! And a new sewing machine. Wow! My husband surprised me with a new Bernina about two years ago. And it was a "just because I love you" gift. Lucky you.

ranette said...

Wonderful husband you have there! Isn't it terrific to be married to a wonderful man?!

I love all of your purchases and I want you to know that I've spent the last 30 minutes searching for a way to buy a pattern for the Hopkins Quilt. Finally I sent an email and we'll see where that goes.
I cannot wait to see what you accomplish on your new machine! How fun!!!!

Janet said...

What an amazing early birthday present!!! Where did you find your incredible DH?? :0) I love your repro fabric - its yummy! And I can't quite picture the clock - can't wait to see what you do with it. Also the pincushion would be hard to resist - the pattern looks so great.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That's what I call some serious loot!! Lucky and deserving you.

Carol said...

What an absolutely wonderful pile of fabric...I'm thinking you really did need a body guard. What a sweet, sweet hubby!

Janet said...

You lucky lady having a man that understands your obsession. I'm jealous but in a good way. Have fun.

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your pictures of all your loot now to get busy and turn it all into pretty treasures--you will have more time tomorrow--right????
Enjoy your blog--have a great week--Just Di

Julia said...

My gosh, Janet...that's a great pile of loot!...you hit the jackpot!
and a beautiful new sewing machine to boot...Your Dh is a good man, he's a keeper for sure!
Hugs Julia ♥

PatchworkRose said...

Just love the fabrics you have added to your stash. Hubby has great sense of colour. Then I read your Birthday Present and you are just so lucky Girl. Would just love one of those. Enjoy her and make her sing with lots of lovely quilts :-)
Cheers

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Oh man! I just fell off my chair after enlarging the picture of the Auntie Cookie fabric.... Wow! Fantastic sewing machine, soooo envious. Lucky you. Best birthday present ever!

Maree said...

Lovely Goodies from the Show...Glad to hear you met up with Jean...sorry I Missed you Both...OMG.!! what a Man You Have...what a Gem.!!...Congrats on your New Addition...have FUN with it...
cheers

clare's craftroom said...

What a great time you have had and a great husband as well , lucky girl .

belinda said...

I've had fun scrolling through and catching up...I must say...All you
Assie girls are extremely talented!

Carrie P. said...

Lots of neat goodies.
What an awesome husband you have. Love the clock pattern.Have fun with your new machine.

Rose Marie said...

What a sweetie pie you have for a DH .... now how did he know to buy that machine for you? And what will be the other surprise he has in store for accommodating the new machine ... you will need to keep us posted.

Great fabrics and a good thing your DH was with you to protect them.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- what a great haul! Glad you had such a good time at the quilt show. And Congrats on your new machine!!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Does he have a brother? (Only kidding -- my DH is very supportive of my quilting.) But that really is a wonderful gift. I know you'll enjoy it.

Good thing you had a bodyguard with you. Those fabrics are beautiful.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh my gosh! YOur husband is wonderful!!! And what great loot you came home with - here's to happy sewing on your new machine
Kris

Jan said...

Now I really am jealous of you. I already felt amazed about how prolific you are and the number of projects you pump out. Your studio tour was another point of jealousy and now your DH has bought you a new Bernina. Though I have been married for 42 years....does he have a brother...lol. Only kidding my DH is pretty supportive of my sewing addiction and I do have an older Bernina. I do not however, turn out the number of projects that you do. I am a lazy passionate sewist. Have fun with your new toy and think of the rest of us as it threads itself, etc.